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NMW; Female; 'Liliw, Laguna , Philippines '; Lat: 14 7’N; Long: 121 26’E; Date: 12.2.1980
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NMW; Female; 'Liliw, Laguna , Philippines '; Lat: 14 7’N; Long: 121 26’E; Date: 12.2.1980
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NMW; Male; 'Philippines Mindanao Isl La laguna'; Date: 5.vii.80
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NMW; Female; 'Liliw, Laguna , Philippines '; Lat: 14 7’N; Long: 121 26’E; Date: 12.2.1980
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Macrosteles striifrons Anufriev 1968c: 559

Membracoidea : Cicadellidae
Diseases Transmitted
Chrysanthemum yellows phytoplasma 16SrI-B Phytoplasma
Garland chrysanthemum witches'-broom phytoplasma 16SrI Phytoplasma
Mitsuba witches' broom 16SrI Phytoplasma

Described as Macrosteles striifrons Anufriev. It has also been known as Macrosteles orientalis Vilbaste. Records of this species in the Far East have been given previously as M. fascifrons.
(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Distribution Map
(simplified continental distribution)
Geographical Distribution:
Asia

Recorded Distribution(s):
Common in East Asia: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and USSR but also found in Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Macrosteles striifrons Anufriev 1968c: 559
Diseases Transmitted Pathogen Type
Chrysanthemum yellows phytoplasma 16SrI-B Phytoplasma
Garland chrysanthemum witches'-broom phytoplasma 16SrI Phytoplasma
Mitsuba witches' broom 16SrI Phytoplasma
Crops Affected by Macrosteles striifrons Anufriev 1968c: 559
Rice Citrus Carrot
Barley Apple Tomato
Maize (Corn) Pear Potato
Sugarcane Elm Strawberry
Wheat Palms Rubus
Sorghum Grapevine Papaya
Other (grasses/cereals) Ornamentals Peach

M. striifrons has been found on a wide variety of grasses and is noted as a pest of rice in Korea and China.
(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Identification Plates
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Species Description

Colour:
General coloration yellow to yellowish green, sometimes with smoky tint on forewings. Vertex with anterior spots divided into 2 transverse streaks, median spots often confluent with lateral spots, or sometimes absent.

Genitalia:
Male genitalia (Figs 3.329-3.330): Aedeagal shaft gently extending laterally at middle, often with microspines on shaft, apical processes crossed and bent basally, directed downwards reaching to middle of shaft or slightly beyond.
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Species Diagnosis


Ecology

Host Plant Activity Period (Months) Dormancy Generations
- -
Eggs -
Nymphs -
Adult -
One per year -
Continuous -
Variable -
Macrosteles striifrons Anufriev 1968c: 559

Higher taxonomy

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Superfamily Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadamorpha
Membracoidea Cicadellidae
Subfamily: Deltocephalinae
Macrosteles striifrons Anufriev 1968c: 559
References
Wilson, M.R. & Claridge, M.F. 1991. Handbook for the identification of leafhoppers and planthoppers of rice. CABI, Wallingford.
Record last updated - 22/10/2010